Junior (2011): • Recipient of the Don and Margaret Radasch Award (Given to the player who has shown extraordinary dedication, true coachability and an unselfish attitude)
One of the top players on a strong Defensive unit, Bird played in all 16 games, making 15 starts as a junior ... Had as many ground balls in 2011 as she had combined in her first two seasons in Hanover ... Started the season with two ground balls in two of the first three games ... Had at least one ground ball, draw control and caused turnover against Oregon (March 23) and Princeton (April 23) ... Collected the first draw control of her collegitae career against Brown on April 2.
Sophomore (2010): Played in all 16 games, making 15 starts, as part of the nation's fifth-ranked scoring defense unit, allowing just 7.93 goals per game ... Has more of an impact than the statsheet shows, with seven ground balls and four caused turnovers, as a help defender ... Caused a turnover in the win over Harvard, April 21 ... Tallied two ground balls and one caused turnover in the win at Cornell on April 10 ... Grabbed a ground ball and caused a turnover in the win at #6 Syracuse on March 24 ... Helped shut out Columbia in the first half and allow just one goal in the second on March 17 ... Recorded a ground ball in the victory at #8 Notre Dame, March 7 ... Helped hold Vermont to two goals on March 3.
Freshman (2009): • Dartmouth Lacrosse Most Improved Award
Grew by leaps and bounds as the season progressed, playing in nine games with three starts ... Started the last two games of the season against #4
Duke, tallying two ground balls and a caused turnover on May 3 and Syracuse on April 28 ... Made her first collegiate start at #12 Boston University ... Made her debut in the win over #14 UNH with four ground balls on Feb. 28.
Played four years of lacrosse at Kent Place, serving as team captain her senior year ... Led her team to a Union County Championship her senior year ... US Lacrosse Academic All-American as a senior ... Team's Defensive MVP in 2008 ... Won Kent Place's unsung hero award as a sophomore ... Ran cross country and was a first team all-conference performer as a sophomore and junior ... Switched to soccer her senior year and helped the team win a Mountain Valley Conference title.
Daughter of Michael and Susan Bird ... Class vice president for three years ... Has three sisters including Courtney, who played lacrosse at Princeton from 2004-08 and Samantha, who is a senior on the lacrosse team at Penn ... Younger sister, Frances, is a freshman on this year's Dartmouth team ... Majoring in religion.
STICK CHECK What is the most adventurous thing you've ever done?
This past summer I ventured out to Napa Valley to work and
learn about the food and wine industry. I went all by myself and didn't know a
single person. It was an amazing adventure and I learned a lot about myself as
a person. What is your guilty pleasure?
My new Apple TV What is your major & why?
I am a religion major. I'm interested in world cultures as
well as history. Religion is a significant aspect of both. The major has
allowed me to explore all world religions. What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a travel food writer. I LOVE high-end cuisine
as well as travel so writing about food around the world would be a dream come
true! What do you like most about putting on a Dartmouth lacrosse
I love the feeling of Dartmouth pride when I put on my
uniform. I think of the alums who have come before me and built this program to
what it is today. When I put on my uniform, this connection between past and
present Dartmouth Lacrosse teams instills a sense of pride and the strive to
win for my school that I love. Three words to describe the coaches
Passionate, caring, smart